Chicken Shakuti

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1kg - Chicken, cut into medium sized pieces
  • 6 tbsp - Ghee
  • 8-10 - Onions
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 coconut - thick and thin milk extracted from it
  • 1 coconut - grate and roast with two of the onions (sliced lengthwise) and a little ghee. (This should be roasted until the coconut becomes a pale brown.)
  • Roast and grind (to paste with a little water):
  • Roasted coconut/onion mixture
  • 2 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 5 - Peppercorns
  • 15 - Dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • 6 - Cloves
  • 1/2 inch piece - Cinnamon
  • 1/2 - Nutmeg
  • 3/4 tbsp - Aniseed
  • 1tbsp - Poppy seeds

How to Make Chicken Shakuti

  • Chop four of the onions and fry until light brown.
  • Add the chicken and saute.
  • Add the ground paste, fry for a minute and then add the thin coconut milk.
  • Cook until chicken is tender.
  • Cut the remaining onions into quarters and add to the chicken.
  • Boil on high flame for a few minutes then lower flame
  • Add the thick coconut milk.
  • Add salt if required.
  • Simmer on low for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  • Sprinkle lime juice prior to serving.

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